Another fine day @ the Duck, enjoyed by everyone, even with the weed in the early races.
As for the water leak alluded to by Col in my Mt Gay 30 (it was definitely significant but in no danger of sinking).
Anyway, the “Badger II” has been stripped down and all the old timber servo & keel mounts removed to give good access to reseal the inside of the deck to hull join.
I guess after 20 odd years things have got to fail eventually.
During the rebuild all the removed timber bits & pieces will be replaced with lightweight 3D printed bits.
The alloy keel fin will be fibre-glassed into the hull. This will be a lot sturdier than the original timber sandwich mount which was showing signs of being waterlogged one too many times. The servo mounts were also in similar condition.
For those that were enquiring today, before the strip-down the Mt Gay sailing weight was 3.33kg all up.
How it looked to start with
How it looks now (still need to remove the baseboard)